Cameroon was preferred over Nigeria, Morocco, Ghana and Tanzania. The major advantage of the selected country was her “Africa in miniature” property. The building will be inaugurated in 2020.
The news came this Thursday, May 19, 2016. It is the Cameroonian coastal town of Kribi, which will host the largest monument in the world in front of the Statue of Liberty in New York. The winner of the competition designed for selecting the host city of the “Monument to the Mother of Humanity” was announced after a countdown that had lasted since the beginning of May, 2016.
On the site arkjammers.org on which designers are involved in the building of the monument project, one could read: “The ARK Jammers congratulate Cameroon for being selected as the future Country and host of the Mother of Humanity Monument and Motherland amusement park! “. These words appear as confirmation of a rumor circulating since the beginning of the current month. Cameroon wins ahead of competitors such as Nigeria, Morocco, Ghana and Tanzania. The “Africa in miniature” or “a continent in one country” was the major asset of the country of global football icons Roger Milla and Samuel Eto’o.
The future monument will be a giant 29-story building. It will be erected on 80 hectares and will cost the equivalent of 100 billion CFA francs. The funds will come from the collection conducted among elites, ordinary young people and citizens of the United States, North America, Central America and South America, Europe and Asia.
According to the Cameroonian Aveline Ava, President of Random Act of Kindness (Ark) Jammers Connection accompanying the team Mother of Humanity Monument project (MoH) in Cameroon last February “this monument of 95 meters is a gift that the people of US wanted to offer Africans, in thanks for what Africa brings as a contribution to the construction of the world. “
The history of the Mother of Humanity Monument began in 2014. The black American sculptor Nijel Binns, is the one who initiated the project and product version of the carved monument. He launched in Los Angeles the global initiative to create the Monument to the Mother of Humanity. It will be inaugurated in 2020.